Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Another Regency outing

Well, the weekend has more than come and gone. I spent most of my Sunday heading out to one of the heritage houses in the Brisbane Area - Wolston House. It is one of those houses that was originally a farm house on a large surrounding property. Nowadays it sits with views of the Jail over the rise and the Abattoir which by days end gives off the most pungent smell of cow and blood.

At any rate, the house is lovely, and the Kaleidoscope Dancers were invited to perform. Originally we had planned to wear Crinoline as the house was built in the 1860s, however as our musicians do not have the correct period garments, we instead went for Regency. And yes, we did have live musicians with us this time. It was really nice to be able to dance to live music rather than a recording, though dancing on grass is always a unique experience. Especially when a long setting has been put on the mower and there are a few ditches and holes in the lawn. It took skipping to a whole new level. But I did have fun, and even picked up a lovely basket at one of the stalls for $2 - perfect for carrying my stuff to historical events.

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